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Samuel is from Hebrew meaning Heard or asked of God.
Alternates for Samuel include: Sam, Sammie, Sammy, Samuele, and Shem
Samuel is associated with these categories: Biblical, Popular, and Old Fashioned
Famous people named Samuel
Samuel Leroy Jackson, Actor: Academy Award-nominated American film and television actor. Samuel gained wide praise for his role in Jungle Fever. He has acted in Patriot Games, Jurassic Park, Pulp Fiction, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Jackie Brown, The Incredibles, Black Snake Moan, Snakes on a Plane, as well as the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
Samuel Finley Breese Morse, Inventor: Samuel Morse is the creator of a single-wire telegraph system and Morse code.
Samuel de Champlain, Geographer, Explorer: "The Father of New France", Samuel founded Quebec City on 3 July 1608, where he served as its administrator for the rest of his life. Many sites and landmarks were named to honor Champlain, who remains, to this day, a prominent historical figure in many parts of Acadia, Ontario, Quebec, New York, and Vermont.\n
Famous stagenames related to Samuel
Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens.: American author, Mark Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. \n\n\n
Famous Children Named Samuel
Given name: Samuel Ryan
Father: Bruce Springsteen, Musician
Mother: Patti Scialfa, Musician
Given name: Samuel "Sammy" Jason Black
Father: Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black, Actor
Mother: Tanya Haden Black, Cellist, Singer

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